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Betty Lou McMahan Lucas

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Betty Lou McMahan Lucas was born on January 1, 1939, in Wisner, and crossed into heaven in Ruston, on September 18, 2021, following a brief illness.

The service will be held at 11 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, with a graveside service at South Central Cemetery in Wisner around 2:30 p.m.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband John Zeffrey Lucas, Jr. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Thelma McMahan; her sisters, Mary Britt and Jean Ortego; and her brother, Lawrence “Sonny” McMahan.

She is survived by her children Harriet (Eddy) Kicker of Greenville, S.C., John Zeffrey Lucas, III (Mindy) of Cypress, Texas, Eric Lucas (Rachael) of Loreauville, and Jason Lucas (Teresa) of Cypress, Texas. She had 14 grandchildren: Rachel Kicker (Rusty) Prescott, Adam Lucas (Lindsay) Kicker, Madeline Lucas (Tim) Buchanan, Adam Laviolette, Caleb (Mary) Laviolette, Merrick Lucas, Maggie Lucas, Ashley Lucas, fiancé Trey Bechnel, Lindsey Lucas (Josh) Sorvillo, Zeffrey Lucas, Andrew Lucas, Emily Lucas, Tristan Lucas, and Liam Lucas.

She was extremely proud of her children, grandchildren, and especially her great grandchildren, Emma, John, and Lucas Prescott (“the Triplets”) and Aubrey Buchanan. She is also survived by her sisters, Sue Goode of Sicily Island, and Sonja Smith of Jonesboro, as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church Mission Fund, 1515 S. Service Road West, Ruston, LA 71270 or South Central Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 254, Wisner, LA 71378.

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